Dr. Michael Abidin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Abidin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

6355 Walker Ln Alexandria, VA 22310

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(703) 313-7700

Dr. Michael Abidin, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abidin has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abidin to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abidin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abidin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abidin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (703) 313-7700.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Abidin typically treats 97% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Abidin typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

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Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Acute Sinusitis
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Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Dr. Abidin typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Vertigo
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Dr. Abidin typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Enlarged Turbinates
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Dr. Abidin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Abidin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Abidin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abidin

4.0

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Abidin is not only a brilliant physician but also a truly 'good', kind and caring human being. It is obvious that he truly CARES about his patients. He immediately diagnosed and then took care of my lifelong sinus problems, causing multiple bouts of bronchitis every year, and I am always delighted to refer relatives and friends to him because I know they not only will be in most excellent hands but also will LOVE this man as we do. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Janet Wood Iagnemmo – Oct 27, 2020
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Dr. Abidin has definitely went above and beyond his due diligence for me. I went to him and in a matter of a day he was able to perform a successful surgery and recommend further assistance. He is very personable, and talks in terms that are clear and understanding. Not to mention he has a great sense of humor. He’s just well rounded and I’m glad I found him.
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Deara – Jul 08, 2020
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Dr Abidin operated on me for a rare esophageal condition with serious complications. I consider him a skilled surgeon whose level of communication and accessibility is exceptional.
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Gary R Wallace – Jan 29, 2020
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I am so encouraged by our visit with Dr. Abidin at Metro ENT. My husband was experiencing episodic events of dizziness and sinus symptoms which were worsening. He came to see Dr. Abidin for an evaluation and Dr. Abidin performed numerous in- house tests. Much to our relief, Dr. Abidin prescribed a simple medication and determined that he did not need any type of surgery. We highly recommend Dr. Abidin and his entire team.
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T. Lee – Jan 18, 2020
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I visited Dr. Abidin for a persistent sinus issue and a swollen lymph node on my neck. Dr. Abidin performed a quick examination of my nasal passage and immediately declared I have a deviated septum that needs to be operated on to solve my sinus issue. He assured me he has successfully operated on thousands of patients. I asked about my swollen lymph node and he shrugged his shoulders and said that it was probably caused by the nasal drainage. I asked whether I have nasal polyps and he answered yes without hesitation. He then sent me off with a CT scan prescription. My gut instinct tells me I need to seek a second opinion before committing to any type of surgery. The second doc told me I have a mild deviated septum that requires no surgery and he found no nasal polyps. However, he was concerned about my swollen gland and sent me to get a needle biopsy instead. Anytime someone wants to open you up, consider getting a 2nd opinion. Always listen to you gut. When in doubt, verify!
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Jan 10, 2020
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I had terrible experience with my surgery by Dt. Abidin. I had sinus and devoated septum surgery. Not only I still have deviated septum but I ended up with severe nerve damage and turbinate dysfunction that has made lifr living hell. Look up empty nose syndrome before doing any surgery to your nose. I was not told risk of empty noae syndrome. I regret my decision
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Jul 13, 2019
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Dr Abidin is super relatable and takes all anxiety out of addressing health concerns. An incredibly skilled doctor not only in surgery but bedside manner. He performed sinus surgery on me and Recovery has been a breeze. Absolutely no pain, no swelling, and no bruising! Just an awesome doctor all around.
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Sav in VA – Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Abidin has been seeing our family for nearly 25 years and he has consistently been very attentive and provides excellent care. He is top notch!!
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Sandra Kelly in Fairfax Station, VA – Jan 23, 2019
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He is a personable, intelligent, caring professional who was able to fix my issue the first time with near zero side effects. I absolutely recommend him if you have any E, N, or T issues.
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Jonathan L. in Alexandria , VA – Dec 19, 2018
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Dr. Abidin is stellar. His team bent over backwards to see me prior to starting an MBA, and with a limited timeframe, he was able to fit me in for several consultations, a CT scan, and balloon sinuplasty, within 3 weeks. That's unheard of for a specialist of Dr. Abidin's caliber. Dr. Abidin was caring, patient, thorough, and had a very welcome sense of humor. He even battled my insurance company for me. And now I can finally breathe out of my nose! I highly recommend him. Thank you, Dr. Abidin!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David in Waterford, VA – Aug 24, 2018
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I came to Dr. Abidin having had 2 previous sinus surgeries. He recommended that I have another and explained the procedure and how he did it different and better than everyone else. After my surgery I healed quickly and my stuffy nose issues were solved at last. I still had lingering allergies after that that I took sinus drops and shots for that may have not been needed. Some of the office staff is great, but I had some billing issues with others and concerns they were upselling me so be aware.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Apr 14, 2018
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He seemed nice enough, but he wound up submitting about $40K of billings for nothing. I hate to say it, but we got taken.
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Alexandria, VA – Jun 14, 2017
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Dr. Abidin performed surgery to remove the bags under my eyes and the sack of loose skin under my chin. The operation was quick, relatively painless and more than a year after the procedure I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Dr. Abidins manner was such that I had complete trust in his ability to produce the results I wanted and that trust was not misplaced. I would add that the cost of the procedure was far less than I had expected. He's also a really nice guy I'd highly recommend.
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Northern Virginia – May 30, 2017
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Simply, Dr. Michael R. Abidin is the BEST. My wife has been suffering from severe sinuses for years & years on daily basis. Dr. Abidin performed a small surgery with consistent follow ups. Thank GOD she is wayyyyy better and the pain is gone. It was a very hard decision for us to make but we trusted his judgement and everything went well. What I really admire about Dr. Abidin is his generosity and patience. Although our insurance was expired,the Dr.was able to see my wife twice with no charges
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ME in Alexandria, VA – Mar 08, 2017
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Great doctor. Dr Abidin doesn't stop until he's fixed your illness/complaint. Our entire family (6 adults) has been his patient for allergies, chronic sinus problems, surgeries etc over the last 12yrs; nothing was ever left unresolved. The entire staff and other doctors at Metro ENT are all great as well.
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Entire Harrison Family in Springfield, Virginia – Apr 13, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Michael R. Abidin, MD is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, the medical specialty concerned with the ear, nose, and throat.

Biography

Michael R. Abidin, MD is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, the medical specialty concerned with the ear, nose, and throat. Dr. Abidin received his education...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1994
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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Locations

Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat6355 Walker Ln Alexandria, VA 22310
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
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